Author: kaiwegner


In the past year (2021) especially the whole tech bubble went on and on about the metaverse. But I think it is premature to announce its conception. I have a very clear vision of what the metaverse ultimately is and thus of the prerequisites needed to actually make it happen. Obviously there are a lot […]

How to predict the Future

It’s not hard to predict the future. The hard part is to predict it reliably, precisely and to describe something, that is relevant today. When predicting the future some go to the extreme and talk about “How we live in 100 years”. That is especially hard, works out only in rare cases and although it […]

Distraction vs. Inspiration

Have you checked your notifications on your smart watch? Was that your phone vibrating in your pocket? We are constantly distracted by our digital companions. Look at me! Being distracted by a system is a result of motivation design gone wrong. The designer of said system envisioned the user as being readily available for engagement. […]

On Digital Responsibility

Better Performance is not saving us There is a myth amongst software developers. Performance optimisation is generally seen as an ideal. But there are various factors, that are preventing better performing solutions from reducing the footprint of digital. I The value of compute power is decreasing the more of it becomes available. The value of […]

Human Aware Design

Motivation If you are a fan of Design Thinking, Product Thinking or product design in general, you are in good company here. In this post, I will share my approach to product development. I like to think it goes further than the “user centric design“ approach you probably already know. “User centric” is often used […]

On the Future (2022)

I am describing myself as a Futurist. To me, that is a person, who is a catalyst, who encourages and enables change within a project or company in order to stay (or become) more competitive in the drastically changing digital market. There is this thing called digitisation, that is rooted in the development of the […]

What to do with an Apple iSight in 2020

The famously overbuilt original Apple iSight with Firewire Interface was a very early Webcam. Launched in 2003 it featured 640×480 Pixels resolution at 30 Frames per Second. Since most Systems at the time where not capable of encoding video in that resolution in realtime, the camera even included a video-encoding chip. So along with the […]

USB Boot with PowerPC Mac

When you have an old PowerPC Mac but no OS DVD, you have a problem. You cannot boot from USB as these old PowerPCs only support booting from internal disks, cds or via firewire. There is however a way to convince your old Apple’s OpenFirmware, that your usb drive is actually a cd-drive and here […]